The Department of Human Performance and Sport offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance and Sport with concentrations in Adult Fitness and Exercise Science (AFES) and K-12 Physical Education. Also offered are a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Performance and Sport with a Sport Industry Operations (SIO) concentration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training Education.
Students seeking teaching credentials in physical education must satisfy the teacher licensure program at MSU Denver in addition to all the requirements of the Human Performance and Sport Department. Requirements for formal admission to the teacher licensure programs, as listed under the teacher education programs section of this Catalog, must also be met. Students should contact the Teacher Education Department for information regarding teacher licensure programs (West Classroom 136).
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure
Post-baccalaureate candidates (teacher licensure candidates who are college graduates) must provide evidence of a baccalaureate degree. In consultation with an education and/or content advisor, a draft individualized program plan will be developed based on an analysis of transcripts to ensure the necessary and appropriate content knowledge and to meet the Colorado endorsement standards for licensure. Equivalent courses will be credited when feasible and appropriate. Final approval of the individualized program must be obtained from the designated education and content department advisor in secondary and K-12 licensure. Post-baccalaureate candidates should begin the program by taking the initial Teacher Education courses.
A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses taken in any of the HPS major/minor concentrations.